The General Library response to the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) *From 9/1/2021

【Added on Sep. 1st】Some services released on Aug. 30th have been partially corrected.

General Library changes some services in accordance with;

"The University of Tokyo Activity Restrictions Index" Level B

from September 1st, 2021.

(Latest Update: September 1st, 2021)

The following information is the General Library's prevention measures against novel Coronavirus infection (COVID-19). It may occur you inconvenience.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

  1. Admission
  2. Opening Hours
  3. Usage of UTokyo Members
  4. Usage of Non-UTokyo Members
  5. Others
    1. Contact
    2. Recent Updates

1.Admission

During the restriction index Level B, to avoid infection risk, eligible members are limited as below.

User Status Admittance
UTokyo Members
(incl. Professors emeritus)

 

Non UTokyo Members
(incl. alumni, former teachers)

 No admittance during the day to be determined

Notes on Admission;
  • The users are required to wear face masks in the library.
    ※ No admittance without face mask. Those only wearing face guard or mouth guard will not be admitted.
  • Please refrain from entering if you have a condition below.

    • If you are experiencing any health issue.
    • If you have a fever of 37.5 degrees or more. (Conducting non-contacting thermometry when entering the library.) * In preparation
    • If you have had close contact with COVID-19 patient.
    • If you have had close contact with person who come to Japan from oversea within 14 days.

2.Opening Hours

The General Library is open as below from September 1st, 2021 during the Level B.

  Standard Term March and August
Monday to Friday 9:00~22:30 9:00~21:00
Saturday, Sunday and National Holidays 9:00~19:00 9:00~17:00

* The regular closing days will occur. Please check the web site for the latest information.
>> The Latest Library Calendar

Eligible members and services are restricted. Please understand the conditions and consider your visit.

3.Usage of UTokyo Members (incl. Professors emeritus)

On site service

During the restriction index Level B, to avoid infection risk, available services are limited as below.

  Service Availability
Facilities Reading desks and rooms Available *reduced
* Reading Room on the B1F and Carrels are not available on Saturday, Sunday and Holidays. (Added on Sep. 1st)
The ECCS facilities Available *reduced
Access to the Stack Available *by 20:00 on weekdays
Photocopy machines Available
1F Exhibit Room, Open Area Unavailable
5F Lounge Unavailable
Library Plaza Available *with some limitations
Materials Open-shelf materials Available
Automated Storage materials Available
* Not available on Saturday, Sunday and Holidays. (Added on Sep. 1st)
Stack materials Available
Returning materials Available
Receiving the reserved materials Available
* Not available on Saturday, Sunday and Holidays. (Added on Sep. 1st)
The book/document delivery service for library materials via MyOPAC Available
the Digitized Contents Transmission Service by the National Diet Library Available
Rare books Available by reservation in advance
Microforms Available by reservation in advance
Others Registration for Library Pass Available

* Usual loan period and number of materials are applied.

The parcel book delivery and mail photocopy service on the General Library materials

The parcel book delivery and mail photocopy service on the General Library materials is available for UTokyo members whom unable to visit the library. 

For details, please go to; [The parcel book delivery and mail photocopy service on the General Library materials]

To whom may visit the library, please refrain using this service.

[Due date and returning books]

  • No further due date renewal by the library system.
    • Usual loan period is applied.
    • Please check MyOPAC for your due date.
  • To whom unable to visit the library, you may return the material by postal/parcel delivery service at your own expense. For information, please go to; Detail
    • Open-shelf materials and Automatic storage materials are allowed.
    • Stack materials are not allowed to return by postal/parcel delivery service.
  • The overdue caused by COVID-19 for the materials which due date was 30th of June, the penalty will be lifted as below:
    • Please explain to the library staff about your overdue at the counter
      • Reception hours; 9:00-17:00 weekdays
    • If you use the book post at the library, return at out of reception hours, return the materials to the alternative library, or using postal service, please contact to explain your delay to the General Library.

[The limitation of the usage of Library Plaza]

The Library Plaza is open with some limitations which may be considered with the circumstances during the level B.

  • Conversation with more than 2 people is restricted.
  • Further reservation for the oval tables is suspended.
  • The monitor area for events is suspended.
  • Phone conversation and video conversation for learning and research alone is allowed. Please observe the manners below.

[Manners]

  • Only the phone and video conversation by oneself for learning and research purposes  is allowed. Conversation with more than 2 people, such as group work, is restricted.
  • Please keep wearing face masks in the library to cover your mouth and nose completely, especially while you are talking.
  • During the conversation, please wear earphones and keep your voice at a comfortable volume for others.

[Guide for Online Study & Remote Work]

The UTokyo Library System directs you how to set up your off-campus access to e-resources (books, magazines, newspapers, databases, etc.) subscribed by the University of Tokyo. In addition, we will introduce search tools and electronic resources to support your study at home.

Please check the "Guide for Online Study & Remote Work" for further information.

4.For Non-UTokyo Members

On site service

The library materials are not available until the day to be determined.

For other libraries

Inter library loan service (book loan and photocopy)is open. For detail pleas go to; For Librarians

5.Others

a.Contact

Please contact us from the Inquiry form.

b.Recent Updates

  • 7/30/2021 (From 8/2/2021-) Regarding the library service during the University activities restriction Level B. [the news page]
  • 7/12/2021 Regarding the opening schedule and service of the General Library during the University Activities Restriction Level B (Continue Level A service until 1st August). [the news page]
  • 6/21/2021 Regarding the library service during the University activities restriction Level A from 6/21/2021. [the news page]
  • 4/28/2021 [new] The General Library will provide services under the University restrictions index Level Pre-1 from 29th April 2021. [the news page]

 

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